San Diego Smile Center -  - Dentist

Paulo Cortes, DMD

Dentist located in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA

Teeth Whitening Specialist

Teeth-whitening kits found on store shelves are effective, but many come with risks. If you want to have your teeth professionally whitened, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Paulo Cortes and his staff today. They serve residents who live in Mira Mesa within the greater San Diego area and offer many cosmetic procedures, including state-of-the-art teeth-whitening systems.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

by Paulo Cortes, DMD

How Often Should Your Teeth Be Whitened?

Manufacturers of most teeth-whitening systems recommend them only once or twice a year. While at-home whitening kits are less potent, using them too often may damage the delicate enamel of your teeth, leading to decay and other problems.

Having your teeth professionally whitened takes risks out of the procedure and provides you with bright, white teeth. Professional teeth-whitening systems used by Dr. Cortes and his staff offer long-lasting results. In most cases, once Dr. Cortes whitens your teeth, you won't have to worry about having them touched up until your next dental checkup.

Is Whitening Toothpaste Safe?

The majority of whitening toothpaste brands on the market use hydrogen peroxide or mild bleaching agents to whiten your teeth. These types of toothpaste are considered safe and can be used on a regular basis without fear of damaging the enamel of your teeth.

If you find a whitening toothpaste contains harsh abrasives, avoid using it. Abrasives can wear away enamel located on the surface of your teeth. Once it's damaged, your enamel can't be replaced and is gone forever. If you have questions about which teeth-whitening toothpaste to use, ask Dr. Cortes to recommend one for you.

What are the Benefits of Having Dr. Cortes Whiten Your Teeth?

Having Dr. Cortes and his staff at San Diego Smile Center professionally whiten your teeth offers you several benefits. First, there's no risk of leaving the solution on too long or using a kit that could harm your teeth. Professional systems also offer results that last much longer than regular, over-the-counter systems that are less potent.

By having Dr. Cortes perform the procedure, you don't have to worry about preparing the system or the messy cleanup that sometimes comes after. All you have to do is make your appointment, visit Dr. Cortes, and leave his office with whiter, brighter, beautiful teeth.

Accepted Insurance Providers

At San Diego Smile Center, we are dedicated to our patients' dental health. We accept a variety of insurance providers to make sure that all of our patients are covered. If your insurance is not listed or if you have any questions, please call our office to see how we can partner with you.

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Cortes, his wife and his office staff are amazing. They made me feel so comfortable and right at home. They're positive energy is infectious! Very down to earth."

    Ashleymarie A.
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    "I was in San Diego last week and the unexpected happened: I chipped my tooth!!! I searched for a dentist in the area and came across Dr. Cortes and his office."

    Freddie M.
  • Google+

    "They are a great team. I am assured they want to give the best dental service they possibly can to people. Their enthusiasm and good will is wonderful!"

    Theresa H.
  • Yelp

    "Dr Cortes is a breath of fresh air to the San Diego Smile Center practice. He is not only very meticulous and detail-oriented, but he also shows you what you have."

    Susy F.
  • Demandforce

    "I am very impressed with the dentist's knowledge and precision, he works swiftly and makes sure the job is very well done..."

    Yvette Z.
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    "I have to say this dental office is the most caring office I have ever been to. They are so kind and passionate about his work."

    Kathy D.
San Diego Smile Center
10737 Camino Ruiz, Suite 120
Mira Mesa

San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: 858-206-8448
Fax: (858) 566-1589
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